Volume X, Issue XI – November 2021

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Welcome to the November 2021 PMWJ
By David Pells, Managing Editor (USA)


Let’s Get the Risk Ball Rolling, Interview with Val Jonas, CEO, Risk Decisions Group Global (UK)
By Yu Yanjuan, PMR (China)

Bridging the Gap: Reflections on PMOs: Today and Tomorrow, Interview with Frédéric Casagrande, PMO Expert, Winner of the Europe PMO Leader of the Year Awards 2021 (France)
By Yasmina Khelifi (France)

Interview with Executive Leaders of the International Project Management Association (IPMA): Joop Schefferlie, President; Martin Sedlmayer, Vice President for MarComm, Events & Awards; Amin Saidoun, Executive Director
By Yasmina Khelifi (France)

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Featured Papers

The Nexus between Organizational Climate, Collaboratist Leadership and Industry 4.0 Readiness within the Construction Industry
By Dr. Daniel Farai Zhou, Prof Dr. Cecile Schultz and Prof Dr. Pieter Steyn (South Africa)

Representing users converting project outputs into assets and organisational benefits; relevant organisational contexts; and a three-zone representation of an organisational strategic/operational model
By Alan Stretton (Australia)

“Principle-Based Project Management”: The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth…?
By Dr. Paul D. Giammalvo (Indonesia)

Customer service and project performance at state-owned enterprises: Towards a sustainable mechanism
By Ashley Majika (South Africa)

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Series Articles

The power and peril of common standards: Knowledge and standards in project-work (Advances in Project Management)
By Prof Darren Dalcher, PhD (UK)

Portfolios, programmes and projects in context (Advances in Project Management)
By Robert Buttrick (UK)

Leading Digital Transformation (Positive Leadership in Project Management)
By Frank Saladis (USA)

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Advisory Articles

Project Administration: Traditional Responsibilities and Future Directions
By Bob Prieto (USA)

Managing People in Projects – an Effective Strategy
By Srinivasan Radhakrishnan (USA)

Improving strategy through organizational design in I.T. consulting firms
By Angelica Larios (Mexico)

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Musings on Management of the Planning Kind: The ‘Learning Curve’ Conundrum
By Dr. Kenneth Smith (USA / The Philippines)

The Construction Materials Shortage: The Story So Far
By Erica Solberg (USA)

The VFAJ-DFSJ, a Franco-German citizen platform of French and German youth who want a Europe that prepares the future
By Sébastien Martin and Virginie Nahas, PhD (France)

If you Build it, will they come? It Depends!   Do you have a strategy?
By John Cable (USA)

Why am I passionate about Projects?
By Manuel M. Ancizu Beramendi (Spain)

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KM FEST 2021 “Value Creation Networks 4.0”: A Short Report on the 20th Global Festival of Knowledge
By Dr. Brane Semolic (Slovenia)

Project Organizations – Evolutions between theory and reality: A Study of Organizational Project Management in Swiss and Italian companies by faculty of Innovative Technologies at the University of Applied Science of Southern Switzerland (Project Management Update from Lugano)
By Antonio Bassi (Switzerland)

PMI France and Association for the promotion of project management in France (SMaP), one of the 72 Member Associations of IPMA – Interview with Frédéric d’Arrentiéres, SMaP President (Project Management Update from Paris)
By Yasmina Khelifi (France)

AEDIP adhered to the manifesto for the adoption of good practices of Project Management in the Management of European Funds and XVIII Annual Congress of Project Managers “Recovery and resilience, projects for a new stage” (Project Management Update from Madrid – English & Spanish)
By Alfonso Bucero (Spain)

PMO India Awards 2021, PMO Insights, Collaboration with The PMO Leader, PMO Global Alliance – Launch of PMO Certified Consultant (Project Management Update from Bengaluru and PMO Global Alliance India Hub)
By Kartik Ramamurthy (India)

Updates from Project Management Association Finland, PMI Finland Chapter, Olkiluoto 3 and Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plants, Helsinki’s Länsimetro extension, Raide-Jokeri light rail transit project (Finland Project Management Roundup), Kruunusillat [Crown Bridges] projects
By Dr. Jouko Vaskimo (Finland)

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Second Editions

Public Private Partnerships: The New Infrastructure Mega-Projects
By Bob Prieto (USA)

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Book Reviews

Pursuing Enterprise Outcomes: Maximizing Business Value and Improving Strategy for Organizations and Teams
Book Author: Alex Yakyma
Reviewed by Ramadevi Lanka (India / USA)

Harvard Business Review Project Management Handbook: How to Launch, Lead and Sponsor Successful Projects (HBR Press) – Book Review and Interview with the Author
Book Author: Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez
Reviewed by Yasmina Khelifi (France)

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Recent News

Final Program announced for 3rd World PM Forum during 15-17 December 2021

3rd Edition Strategic Project and Portfolio Management Conference

APM launches Major Project Leadership Specialist Certificate

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez named PMWJ Honorary Global Advisor

ESA announces Manifesto to accelerate the use of Space in Europe

PM World announces historic cooperation agreement with ISIPM in Italy

Call for Papers for UT Dallas 2022 PM Symposium: Project Management Transformed for Rapid Results

Obi Omoregie appointed PM World Correspondent in UAE

NHS Charities Together wins Special Recognition Award at the APM Awards 2021

John McNamee wins Outstanding Achievement Award at APM Awards 2021

PMI Releases New Construction Offering to Address Industry Challenges and Rapid Industrialization Efforts

UNESCO recognizes innovative education projects for sustainable development

27 new works added to PM World Library

2021 AIPM and KPMG Project Management Survey

Wideman PM Website updates announced for November 2021

More project managers experiencing stress at work, new APM survey discovers

Project Management Institute Recognizes the Projects Reimagining Our Future with the Release of 2021 Most Influential Projects Lists

Victor Dantas joins PMWL research team in Brazil

How project managers will support UK government plans for ‘Green Industrial Revolution’

PM World to support PM South Africa

Call for Papers & Speakers – 2022 UMD Virtual PM Symposium

Yanping Chen, PhD named PMWJ Honorary Global Advisor

New HBR Project Management Handbook published

PMSA National Conference 2021: Virtual during 23-24 November

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez and Peter Monkhouse named PMI Fellows